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SanDisk Unveils New SanDisk Ultra II SSD—An Easy, Cost-Effective Solution to Supercharge Your PC
|By Business Wire
|August 19, 2014 08:05 AM EDT
Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK),
a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the new
SanDisk Ultra® II SSD with enhanced SSD Dashboard. The new
drive is designed to deliver a cost-effective and easy upgrade solution
for PC owners looking to improve performance, battery life, and power
efficiency. The enhanced SSD Dashboard provides visibility into the
drive’s performance, security, and available firmware updates, to
maintain peak performance at all times.
SanDisk Ultra® II SSD (Photo: Business Wire)
“We live in an era where we expect to have information at our fingertips
anytime, anywhere, with technology that keeps us connected to both our
personal and work lives on devices that won’t fail,” said Dinesh Bahal,
vice president of retail product marketing at SanDisk. “The new SanDisk
Ultra II SSD, together with the improved SSD Dashboard, provides
consumers with an easy, affordable way to ensure that their PC can keep
pace with their increasingly connected, information-driven lifestyle.”
Everything You Do On Your Computer, Faster
With the new SanDisk Ultra II SSD you can upgrade your hard disk
drive-based PC to experience up to 28 times performance improvement1
and up to 15 percent longer battery life2. The drive features
sequential read speeds of up to 550 MB/s* and write speeds of up to 500
MB/s*, allowing for faster boot up time and shorter application loads.
Based on X3 NAND Flash technology, the SanDisk Ultra II SSD comes
equipped with nCache™ 2.0 technology that utilizes a two-tiered caching
architecture to optimize drive speed and endurance. The drive is also
shock resistant, which keeps data safe even if the computer is bumped or
Easy to Use SSD Dashboard Monitors Drive Status and Management
The SanDisk Ultra II SSD comes with the enhanced SanDisk SSD Dashboard,
which displays the drive’s performance, manual or scheduled TRIM,
available firmware updates and tips on how to maintain the drive at its
peak operation. Users can choose from 17 different languages and get
assistance from “Live Chat” and “Ask a Question via Email” buttons.
Additional value-added software features of the SanDisk SSD Dashboard
Cloning– Ability to create an exact replica of an old drive
onto the new SanDisk Ultra II SSD in three easy steps with Apricorn’s
EZ GIG IV. With the cloning software, there is no need to re-install
the operating system, programs or settings.
Antivirus– Easy-to-use security for what consumers do most
online - email, socialize, and browse with Trend Micro™ Titanium™
Theft Recovery– Created by Absolute Software, Absolute®
LoJack is the leader in consumer data protection and theft
recovery, providing a persistent solution that can locate a device if
stolen and return it to the rightful owner.
“Consumers upgrading their PC for a faster experience with the SanDisk
Ultra II SSD want the data migration process to be easy,” said Mike
McCandless, vice president of sales and marketing, Apricorn, Inc. “We’re
excited to partner with SanDisk to provide the Apricorn EZ Gig cloning
software to SanDisk customers for simple data migration from slower hard
disk drives. EZ Gig is available either through the new SanDisk SSD
Dashboard software suite or within the SanDisk SSD Conversion kit and
works with all SanDisk client SSDs.”
The SanDisk Ultra II SSD comes with a 3-year warranty and will be
available online and through SanDisk’s worldwide network of authorized
distributors and resellers in September. It will be offered in
capacities of 120GB (MSRP $79.99), 240GB (MSRP $114.99), 480GB (MSRP
$219.99), and 960GB (MSRP $429.99). For more information on the SanDisk
Ultra II SSD, please visit www.sandisk.com/products/ssd/sata/ultra-ii.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is
a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years,
SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and
innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry.
Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of
many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smart
phones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at
hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information,
* Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending
upon drive capacity, host device, OS and application. 1MB=1,000,000
1 As compared to 7200 RPM SATA 2.5” hard drive. Based on
published specifications and internal benchmarking
2 SanDisk SSD Deployment Whitepaper, 2013, see http://www.sandisk.com/goto/ssdupgrade/Downloads/SanDisk_SSD_Deployment_White_Paper.pdf
© 2014 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk and SanDisk
Ultra are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the U.S. and
other countries. nCache is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including
expectations for technology and product introductions, product
capabilities, costs and performance, markets and industry trends that
are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and
uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be
inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be
inaccurate include among others: the market demand for our products may
grow more slowly than our expectations or our products may not be
available when we expect or in the capacities that we expect or perform
as expected, or the other risks detailed from time-to-time in our
Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but
not limited to, our most recent annual report on Form 10-K. We do not
intend to update the information contained in this press release.
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